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>> welcome to the "journal" live from berlin. >> coming up in this half-hour, barack obama goes on the offensive in his last live debate with challenger mitt romney. >> the german government pledges financial support for mali's embattled government but says it will send no combat troops. >> the plight of syria's refugees worsens, and the eu calls on countries to work harder to resolve the crisis. >> the u.s. election campaign is gathering momentum in its final two weeks. u.s. president barack obama and his republican challenger mitt romney have had their final tv debate. >> they sparred over foreign policy where the president is perceived to have a clear evanish, but with the economy on the minds of most -- most voters, the candidates repeatedly reverted to domestic policy to win support. >> with two weeks until the election, the last debate between u.s. president barack obama and challenger mitt romney is dominating the news cycle. the topic was foreign policy, and viewer polls showed romney struggled to distance himself from the president. >> romney has pretty much to reach hi
>>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." >>> barack obama and mitt romney are moving from locking horns to locking down votes. the u.s. presidential candidates wrapped up their third and final debate ahead of the november 6th election. they sparred over foreign policy and their discussion touched on everything from the situation in the middle east to relations with china. nhk world's anthony izaki reports from boca raton, florida. >> reporter: it started with a handshake, but the friendliness ended there. president barack obama and mitt romney spent the next 90 minutes to both outwit and outmaneuver each other. obama highlighted the foreign policy achievements of his administration over the past four years. >> we ended the war in iraq, refocused our attention on those who actually killed us on 9/11. and we're now able to transition out of afghanistan in a responsible way, making sure that afghans take responsibility for their own security. and that allows us also to rebuild alliances and make friends around the world to combat future threats. >> reporter: on the other hand, romney accus
. >>> barack obama has served as an example in hiss campaign's effort to get out the vote. the u.s. president stopped at a polling station near his home in chicago. campaign strategists for both obama and opponent mitt romney say early voting could be a decisive factor in the election. obama became the first president to vote early. e usualed his supporters to exercise their rights before election day, november 6th. obama made the same pitch in the 2008 presidential election. votes cast early accounted for about 30% of the total. >> all across the country we're seeing a lot of early voting. it means you don't have to figure out if the you need to take time off from work, figure out how to pick up the kids. >> experts say the share of early votes this time could reach 35%. the figure could exceed to 60% in swing states such as colorado and florida. >>> a new opinion poll suggests romney has topped 50% support among likely voters. that's the first time he's hit that mark. pollsters for abc news and "the washington post" surveyed about 1,400 likely voters from sunday through wednesday. 50% of re
maritime development. >>> barack obama and mitt romney will face off late monday in their final debate of the u.s. presidential campaign. but already the president and his republican rival are trading attacks. obama criticized romney for shifting positions on tax cuts for the wealthy and abortion. the president made the comments while campaigning in the closely contested state of virginia. >> he's changing up so much and back tracking and side stepping. we have got to name this condition that he is going through. i think it's called romnesia. >> romney said obama has resorted to petty attacks. a romney campaign official said it was silly for the president of the united states to begin uttering such words. a new poll from nbc news and the "wall street journal" suggest obama and romney are even at 47%. >>> minsters from about 40 countries are meeting in seoul to discuss a new framework on climate change. they're trying to narrow the differences between developed and developing nations. the minsters are preparing for the u.n. conference on climate change next month in doha, qatar. >> we w
debate between the two presidential candidates in the u.s. elections. >> the incumbent, barack obama, was seen to have gotten the better of his republican rival, mitt romney, in the second debate. that came after mitt romney's feisty performance gave him valuable ground in the first debate. >> let's take a look at what we can expect in their last encounter before the election. >> mitt romney says he wants to make america great again. something he says obama has failed to do. he thinks the u.s. should flex its muscles a little bit more in the middle east. >> i will not hesitate to impose new sanctions on iran, and will tighten the sanctions we currently have. i will restore the permanent and i will work with israel to increase our military assistance and coordination. >> romney says he would not rule out a military attack against iran. his advisers, who include some bush-era foreign-policy hawks, say showing weakness rather than strength is provocative. obama also says he wants to promote u.s. interests around the world. instead of military strength, he believes that can best be achie
on track is one of the big e issues in the country's election. it could boost barack obama's chances of winning a second term. the economy grew slightly more in the third quarter of this year. released their preliminary gross domestic product figures for the july to september period. gdp grew at an annualized rate after 2%. economists forecasted growth at 1.9%. the rate in the previous quarter was 1.3% which led to further concerns about the economic outlook. consumers helped lead improvement in the latest quarter. personal consumption accounts for nearly 3/4 of the activity and it grew 2%. housing surged more than 14%. people in business appeared more cautious. their spending is down 1.3% from the previous quarter. exports shrank 1.6%. they were down for the first time since early 2009. >>> here's the three-day world weather forecast. >>> that's all for this hour on "newsline." i'm keiko kitagawa in tokyo. thank you for joining us.
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